Houston, TX (5/4/2020) – A driver was ejected and killed after a car wreck split a car in half on the Southwest Freeway feeder.
The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. when a Cadillac driven by Jose Talamantes, 62, was southbound on the U.S. 59 feeder road. As a Honda Civic was taking the exit for Hillcroft, the Cadillac rear-ended the Honda and sent the Honda into a highway pillar.
The Honda split in half on impact, and the driver was ejected. Paramedics pronounced the Honda driver dead on the roadway.
The driver of the Honda was identified as Abdimalik Maigag, 29, of Houston.
According to witnesses, the Cadillac driver stopped his vehicle on top of the victim. Then he sped off.
The Cadillac driver was later arrested at a nearby home after witnesses followed him there. He was charged with failing to stop and render aid and could face an intoxication manslaughter charge.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
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Source: Houston Chronicle